The City of Portland is hiring GIS Technician IIIs!
About the position: The Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Parks and Recreation are hiring GIS Technician IIIs. GIS Technician IIIs perform advanced specialized work in the use of Geographic Information Systems. Please see below for specific information on the current vacancies. This list may also be utilized for future GIS Technician III vacancies.
Within the Portland Bureau of Transportation: The GIS Technician III position in the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) Business Technology Services Division will provide lead work direction to a GIS team which has primary responsibility for the maintenance of PBOT's GIS-based asset inventory. The GIS Technician III both conducts and oversees the maintenance of GIS asset records digitized from engineering as-builts and work order diagrams or collected through field inspection. As a lead, the GIS Technician III assigns tasks, tracks the status of mapping projects, develops and implements QA/QC processes, establishes and documents best practices, and contributes to process improvement. In addition, the GIS Technician III coordinates project mapping work with other city utility bureaus and serves as the support lead for desktop GIS users.
An ideal candidate for PBOT: will have in-depth understanding of GIS software, practices and techniques, experience interpreting engineering as-builts and work-order diagrams, and familiarity with other information and business systems (e.g., CAD, enterprise asset management), as well as experience providing ad hoc training and support to GIS users with varied needs and skill levels.
Parks and Recreation:
Portland Parks and Recreation anticipates a vacancy in a newly created GISIII position focusing on asset management, working from the Mt. Tabor Maintenance Yard Administration Building. Additionally, this recruitment may be used to fill a second parks planning-focused GISIII position downtown, which engages in qualitative and quantitative research of policies, projects, and spatial phenomena related to parks, trails, and community center planning, zoning, planning and development, open space, transportation, schools, housing and communities. The asset management GIS position will be responsible for asset data integration, mobile data collection application development, and providing technical direction and GIS training to less proficient GIS users, including two Engineering Technicians and one CAD Technician. Collectively, the team manages, integrates, and analyses the Bureau's asset-related records to propel the Bureau's informed investment decision-making. For example, the Bureau utilizes GIS as the primary system of record and tool for levels of service and conducting asset condition assessments on the entire portfolio. The position is also responsible for facilitating the Bureau's as-built drawing and asset enrollment processes and often serves as the "go to" for asset portfolio questions. Coordinating with other staff, this position also provides support to other PP&R work units with GIS requirements. PP&R has a diverse portfolio of assets with over 11,000 acres of land and over 200 parks and natural areas. Assets are valued at $1.5 billion and include natural area trails, developed parks, trees, swimming pools, over a million square feet of building space, golf courses, bridges, turf fields, and a motor sports raceway.
An ideal candidate for Portland Parks & Recreation will have in-depth understanding of GIS, demographic and geographic analysis, relational databases, work-order systems, BIM, CAD, and other information systems, as well as experience facilitating requirement definition and developing ESRI Collector applications for field work or display. Experience training others to perform discrete GIS tasks, fostering the necessary relationships for ready access to others' datasets, and developing easy to follow dashboard or map displays would be a plus.
PLEASE NOTE: The current vacancies are within the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Portland Parks & Recreation. This eligible list may be utilized for future vacancies within the Portland Bureau of Transportation, Parks and Recreation, and the Water Bureau.
External applicants start at the entry salary rate. This classification is represented by the Professional and Technical Employees Local 17 (PTE-17). To view this labor agreement, please go to https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840 and click on the appropriate link.
Why work at the City of Portland?
The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.
To QualifyThe following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
The Recruitment Process
An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. A COVER LETTER IS NOT REQUIRED. Do not attach materials not requested. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.
Job Closes: April 29th
Minimum Qualification Review: Week of April 29th
Eligible List Established: Week of May 6th
Interviews: Mid May
Offer: Late May- Early June
**Please note as stated above this list may be utilized to fill multiple vacancies. If you have questions please contact the recruiter listed below**
Applicant Instructions Applicants must submit a professional resume online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:
Your resume and answers to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.
If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, attach a copy of your DD214 / DD215 and / or Veteran's Administration Letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veteran's Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment you apply for.
Veteran's Preference documentation must be submitted no later than the closing date and time of this recruitment
Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application.
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